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Mysticism is "a constellation of distinctive practices, discourses, texts, institutions, traditions, and experiences aimed at human transformation, variously defined in different traditions." ...more
[close] I am happy to answer any questions or to discuss any aspect of my new book The Still Before Dawn. Many find it hard to read about the abuse of a child, it was a hard life to live, but my message isn't about that, it is about how to heal. February 18, 2013 to March 21, 2013...See you there!
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Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘From the Heart,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ and ‘Deepe…more
[close] Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘From the Heart,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ and ‘Deeper than Words’ was born in England, grew up in Egypt and also in Norway where he discovered the “Zen Buddhist philosophy”. This discovery eventually led him to the “Mount Baldy Zen Center in California, USA” where he learned the spiritual teachings of “Kyozan Joshu Sasaki.” He had curiosity to explore further the essence of spirituality and thus went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe including a period of time spent with some highly influential shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains. Now people from all over the world visit Tony Samara to take spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence. His main countries of activity are in Europe yet with the assistance of the Internet is attracting a Global audience through frequent online interviews and live satsangs. His function is as a Spiritual Teacher who encourages all to lead their lives actively in a noble way in order to realize the evolution of human consciousness. The completely natural state of joy and wisdom experienced as the heart opens to life is the remarkable path he expounds. The path that is free for everyone to experience. Verbal dialogue is not the essence of his teachings, but he explains in a direct and simple way that everyone can understand how each individual can practically integrate greater acceptance, peace and joy into their daily lives. Tony teaches with humour, humility and with infinite patience, empowering the individual with courage, trust and inner strength to continue on this journey back into wholeness, a path that leads towards real freedom. Like many spiritual teachers, Tony Samara is concerned with practical inner work and liberation. He teaches by personal example and instruction, guiding the seeker to realise bliss here and now, through growing spiritual awareness rather than mental effort.
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A group where Goodreaders and friends can discuss, share and encourage each other on everything …more
[close] A group where Goodreaders and friends can discuss, share and encourage each other on everything that is Catholic, Christian, contemplative, the mystics, prayer practices and spirituality. This group will continue to expand and include other beliefs, practices and spirtualities. We are here to learn from one another.
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دراين گروه به معرفي و بررسي بهترين كتابها و سخنان از بزرگترین عارفان و فرزانگان جهان خواهيم پردا…more
[close] دراين گروه به معرفي و بررسي بهترين كتابها و سخنان از بزرگترین عارفان و فرزانگان جهان خواهيم پرداخت ، كساني كه علاقه مند به مسائلي چون آگاهي و ابعاد بالاتر آن ، راز و حقيقت هستي انسان و جهان و تجربه ى رهايي و روشن شدگي هستند و يا كساني كه حقيقتي را تجربه كرده اند و يا جستجو كرده اند و دوست دارند تجارب خود را با ديگران به اشتراك بگذارند از هر كجاي جهان مي توانند وارد شوند In This group will be introduced and will be discussed the best books and words of the greatest mystics of the world, Those who are interested in issues such as Consiousness and higher dimensions, the mystery and reality of human existence and the world and experience of liberation or enlightenment, or those who have experienced truth and love to share their experiements with other can join the group from anywhere in the world.
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